Take Zack

It’s not often this happens – all of the new releases this week are for Nintendo formats, with no less than six for the Wii.

Two of these are from Sega – NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams and Ghost Squad. NiGHTS apparently has a few awful sections but is mostly good. N-Revolution reckons it’s better with the classic controller. Ghost Squad, on the other hand, is based on an arcade game released in 2004. It can be finished in around half an hour but there are loads of extras to unlock and it’s a little cheaper than most Wii games. If you get it from Gamestation you get a free Wii Zapper-like attachment too.

This leaves us with the budget priced Wii Chess from Nintendo themselves, reportedly rubbish ping pong ball thing Balls of Fury, and Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaro’s Treasure. New IP from Capcom is always worth investigating and this is no exception – it’s a point-and-click adventure game in design.

I’ve been playing a bit of Geometry Wars Galaxies since Christmas, and it’s safe to say that it’s the best ‘new retro’ game for a long time. There are enough new features to make it worth the extra money, without spoiling the simplicity of it all. Play seems to be the best place to get it from – the Wii and DS versions are £17.99 each.

Next week: Burnout Paradise and maybe – just maybe – Harvest Moon on Wii.

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